The Uncivil Civil War: Films Beyond the Battlefields in February

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921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003

The films of the Civil War are rich in the conflicts between the slave South and the abolitionist North. 


th-2February 26, 4:00 pm: Slavery by Another Name   Samuel D. Pollard’s Slavery by Another Name (2012) documents how debt peonage or involuntary servitude took the place of slavery for as many of 80,000 African-Americans in the South after the Civil War — 9,000 of whom died in captivity. 

26Feb, 12-4pm Walking Tour & Spoken Word Poetry

img_1216Retrace Reverend Josiah Henson’s footsteps from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom. Learn about his extraordinary life, which inspired the novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Screenings of the Time Team America documentary: The Search for Josiah Henson at Noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm.

3:00-4:00 PM

Lyrical Rhythms: The Sounds of Freedom

Create and share your own “sounds of freedom” in the form of original poetry during our annual poetry event. Only self-guided tours are offered during the program. A reception with light refreshments immediately follows.

Josiah Henson Park
11420 Old Georgetown Rd  Rockville, MD 20852

25Feb, 6-8pm Live Music $5.00

IMG_1546The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices ensemble is committed to the preservation of African-American history and traditions–presenting songs and stories of struggle and perseverance, trials and triumphs, as expressed through a cappella music, drama and dance. Inaugurated in 2010, the group now performs regularly at heritage sites throughout the Washington DC area, singing, sharing, and learning the stories of the people in those communities. This program focuses on African American Civil War music inspired by the PBS TV show Mercy Street.

Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St.

25Feb, 3:30pm Book Talk

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A White House chef knows the Chief Executive in ways few others do, and many have served not only as cooks but as confidants and informal policy advisors. In his second book, Miller, the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches, winner of a James Beard Award for Soul Food, and former special assistant to President Clinton, profiles the largely African American kitchen staffs who have worked for presidents from the nation’s beginning. Many of these individuals changed history in ways overlooked until now: one cook averted a plot to poison the first president, another compelled President Johnson to do all he could to support the Civil Rights Act. Miller tells these and other stories, drawing on a wide range of oral histories, interviews, photographs, cookbooks, and more.

Politics and Prose – 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW

25Feb, 12-4pm Walking Tour

 

img_1216Retrace Reverend Josiah Henson’s footsteps from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom. Learn about his extraordinary life, which inspired the novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Screenings of the Time Team America documentary: The Search for Josiah Henson at Noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm.

Last Tour Begins at 3:00 pm.

Josiah Henson Park
11420 Old Georgetown Rd  Rockville, MD 20852

24Feb 7-9pm Lecture

bal-bs-bs-ae-my-desk-1-f20101126093628Emancipation to Integration — 150 Years of Advancement in Educational Equality                                                                                     What did emancipation actually mean for the newly freed slaves? Morgan State University Professor David Taft Terry, Ph.D., will explain the changes, challenges, and opportunities emancipation brought to daily life in Maryland. February 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of a petition by 20 Rockville men pledging to fund a school and teacher to educate black children in 1867. Learn about these brave men and early efforts in black education with this lecture, exhibit, and reception.

A collaboration between the Rockville Memorial Library and Peerless Rockville. Call 301-762-0096 for more information. Free! No registration necessary.

Rockville Memorial Libraryrockville290  21 Maryland Avenue  Rockville, MD 20850

24Feb 6:30-8:30pm Panel Discussion

Afro-Latinos in the District of Columbiaacm-panama-dc

Join this panel discussion with DC community advocates, international development practitioners, and entrepreneurs while celebrating and acknowledging Afro-Latinos’ experience in, and contribution to, the District of Columbia. This event will provide an opportunity to hear about the most important elements of the action plan for the Decade of the “African Descendants (2015-2024) proclaimed by the United Nations. 

Musical entertainment courtesy of James Lovell Garifuna Music Workshop, and the Nsaa West African Drum and Dance Ensemble Group.  Reception with light refreshments follows the program. 

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Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Institution

1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC 20020